SYHS Jazz Band seeking donations

An anonymous donor has offered to match any donations made before Sept. 30 to the newly formed SYHS Jazz Band.

The students displayed their skills in their first live public performance at the Sept. 11 PTSA Meeting. They will be performing jazz music at high school music concerts and venues throughout the valley, and they welcome members of the community to visit open rehearsals from 7 to 8 a.m. in the SYHS band room every even-numbered day of school.

Contact Barbara Meyer at 708-6893 or to get more information or make a tax-deductible donation.

Cameron Donner enrolls at Fort Lewis College

Cameron Donner of Los Olivos has enrolled at Fort Lewis College as a transfer student studying adventure education.

Fort Lewis College, on a mesa above historic Durango, Colo., prides itself on inspiring “an active and friendly community with a spirit of engagement, exploration, and intellectual curiosity.”

Dunn Students Offer Free Tutoring to Community Kids

Dunn Students are once again offering free one-on-one tutoring this academic year for local children and teens.

The tutoring sessions meet each week from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Collins Library on the school’s Upper Campus at 2555 W. Highway 246, which is entered near the Los Olivos Grocery).

Organized by the student-led Community Service Committee, this free program helps children and teens in the Santa Ynez Valley with their homework, independent reading, and class projects.

For more information, contact Dean of Leadership Barbara Haig at 805-686-0645 or

SY Aquatic Boosters seeking sponsors for golf tournament

The Santa Ynez Aquatics Boosters are seeking individuals and businesses to sponsor a hole for the “Take a Shot” golf tournament that will raise funds for the boys and girls water polo, swim and dive teams.

The event will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 8, at the Alisal Ranch Course.

The proceeds will supplement the cost of equipment, uniforms, tournament fees, summer programs and coaching stipends for the program.

Sponsorships are $125. Those interested can call Robert Clarke at 944-4599 or email